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  1. Sorry for the delay in posting more distance photos.... Regards Simon
  2. Hello, This is my build of the Sword Skyraider, I folded the wings using the Airwaves photo etch set which is meant for the Hasegawa kit but with slight modification it will work with the Sword kit! I also changed the markings using both the kit decals and those from Avalon, to an aircraft that landed on HMAS Melbourne although I have not been able to replicate the Roo zap! The Airwaves photo etch set....
  3. Hello Well this model project is now finished, well finished as far as I am concerned I have run out of steam.... I will be posting all the photos of the completed model in Ready for Inspection. The finished model goes well with all my other FAA carrier types.. Cheers Simon
  4. Hello, Well it is time that I finished this build off and moved on to all the other projects! I have put on all the remaining decals, attached the tail hook and did some touch up of the paint.... tomorrow I hope to be able to attach the folded wings and mark her as finished or well pretty well done bat something I can't be bothered to do. One error is the kit decals for the canopy don't go all the way round! The kit decals are generally pretty good and take a lot of handling... odd though they give you yellow decals for the prop tips but don't mention them! Some of the decals should be left off such as the yellow lines around the fuselage doors... they are not appropriate..
  5. Hi Ed I found my original post on Hyperscale and this was the response I got from one person.... 'Probably carburetor heat. Ice can develop in the carburetor venturi if the humidity levels are right. Warmed air from a heat shroud around exhaust piping (not exhaust) is used to introduce warmer air into the carburetor. The tube sticking out of the port side would be the exit for the heat/exhaust.' Photos to follow....
  6. Hi Chris, The Avalon roundels look to me to be more purple in colour, which is sad... but I could not find anything else either in my decals spares box or on the web as a suitable replacement! Maybe ModelDecal will do something to help solve this problem. Could be they used those photos.... Simon
  7. Hi Bill Sorry but the book has no interior photos but I did find this on the web... Could this help? Simon Thanks for sharing that, some very useful information in that post! Cheers Simon
  8. Well here we go using the Avalon Decals, which I am not too fussed about.. the roundel blue looks wrong and the decal alignment is not too good either. But see what you think? I'm not doing any of the decal schemes but that of an RN Skyraider that landed on HMAS Melbourne and got zapped with a roo.... not sure if I will be able to replicate that zap!
  9. Hi Chris, Just to give you a heads up the decals blue colour isn't quite right.... and the registration on my decals was pretty mediocre! Simon
  10. Hi Bill, Yes I am happy to do that, let me just clarify you would like photos of the area behind the pilots cockpit..... the exterior? Simon
  11. Hi Ed, Fair enough I shall do some photos showing the whole model and post them up. I used the Ian K Baker Reference for the Bulldog as he had a Nivo colour sample, well his interpretation of it... I tend to think it was not a green as shown on the RAF Museum example or anywhere else.... just my humble opinion based on no evidence at all bar the Ian K Baker information. :-) I recall Pentland thought it was black. As for the red circled item no it is no starter handle and I did post a question on Hyperscale about it and I guy came back with an answer on what he thought it was... now I just need to find that response to recall what it was.... I do say I used the Model Alliance decals just I used the Red Roo illustration for reference. Simon
  12. Hi Tom, Thank you, sorry for the confusion, I used the Model Alliance RAAF Bulldog decals which I felt were a bit thick.. (I used the Red Roo illustration only to show the scheme) I can't vouch for the Red Roo decals but I suspect they may be better but I couldn't get hold of any!! I suspect they may be out of production. No I believe all Bulldogs had the formation lights, my point was I lost two of these to the carpet monster and had to scratch build the replacement very - very carefully!!!
  13. Hi Chris, Happy to oblige. Yes lots of photos help, as the instructions in places is woeful for locating some parts I also forgot to mention two parts are incorrectly numbered…. Part 48?? I think. Hi Steve, thank you!
  14. Thank you. The propeller is just completely wrong for all Bulldogs, for starters the blades are the wrong way round, in my opinion it’s not really fixable (I tried) the Kora ones are pretty good and not that expensive.
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